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Convert all ReportWriter Reports to Web Based reports

Convert all ReportWriter Reports to Web Based reports

The time has come to have someone re-write all of the reportWriterbased reports to be web-based reports and simply retire them.

In my new position I don't have console access to the production servers, and so i can't update the exisiting report writer wireless reports to generate the information I need.

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Level 13

I hate to use the word force. So I'll say that I agree, but deprecating report writer and removing it from the software it will "nudge" users to see the value in the web report writer. You have my up vote. Rewrite them and transfer them to web report writer. Lets move the software forward. Not backwards. 

Level 10

It's ridiculous IMO to deprecate a function and provide no way to convert.  If you've spent years crafting custom reports in the older version and need to fully recreate and QA test in the new interface, that seems like unnecessary busywork. 

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This removal of functions is killing us folks on the front lines. The other function that was removed was removal of the Clear node baseline job in NCM. Actually that new baseline setup for me is actually unusable.  Report Writer was a huge function to create reports for monthly stats. Removing functionality in a product w/o the feedback from the users who actually use the product is a way to loose business. I've already begun the process of replacing SolarWinds with another product.

Level 10

@william.evans you are right:  To get rid of a feature (an important one at that!) and not provide a Tool to convert to the new way is unacceptable! 

We have hundreds of ReportWriter reports that have to be manually converted.  That is a LOT of work that should not have to be done!

Also, the Web-based reports are not intuitive to create.  There is definitely a learning curve involved with creating web-based reports and hiow to effectively convert your ReportWriter reports to the equivalent web-based report.  So, not only do we have to manually do the conversion but it takes an expert to do it.